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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:16 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:What are the specifics for the modules?


If there is enough interest and people who will go, I'll get into that.

AngrySailor302 wrote:Track type?


Tillig advanced. If we're going to show off, let's not do it half Haggis.

AngrySailor302 wrote:Even if I cannot go, Nicholle likely will be able to.


You have almost 10 months - plenty of time for things to change.

AngrySailor302 wrote:I think my answer was pretty damn close to what you were getting at, ConducTTor.


Yup.

AngrySailor302 wrote:I do agree that an NMRA convention would be an ideal place to meet up and put modules together. (And perhaps hoist a few kegs? :mrgreen: )


And yup.

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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby jmass » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:17 pm

bunch of drunken tters! kinda cool!
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:40 pm

ConducTTor wrote:
AngrySailor302 wrote:Track type?


Tillig advanced. If we're going to show off, let's not do it half Haggis.


I'm not half assing it with my old TT scale track, I am using my whole Haggis. :lol:
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:48 pm

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AngrySailor302 wrote:Track type?


Tillig advanced. If we're going to show off, let's not do it half Haggis.


I'm not half assing it with my old TT scale track, I am using my whole Haggis. :lol:


AHAHAHA!! Me too. It's time to change though - the advanced is mo betta!
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:00 pm

Not necessarily.
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:05 pm

Change can suck.
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:13 pm

Here is an example of how new things can suck. On the USS Annapolis, we have a pair of microprocessor modules that all they do is take four inputs that say SCRAM/No SCRAM. The modules take those inputs and using hard wired logic, based on the positions of a switch and the number of inputs calling for a SCRAM and if the logic is met, a SCRAM occurs.

The newer modules (microprocessor based) cost almost $100,000 each, and cannot be repaired onboard ship, due to contracts with the pricks that build the modules and the Navy. The analog modules that those replaced could be troubleshot and repaired onboard ship easily, and cost a small fraction of that.

Newer does not necessarily mean better, is can often mean higher costs be harder, if not impossible to repair.

For a module though, I could pick up some newer Tillig track.

I guess that means the turntable work is paused yet again.......
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:46 pm

Well, first off don't stop everything else (unless you want to). I would like to have at least several people commit to doing all this before I say go build!!
You're right, newer is not always better. But in this case it is. The new stuff just looks so much more realistic.
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:04 pm

Right now, the only new Tilling track is that which came with the T-set that I bought. I need to get more straight track before I continue with the turntable/roundhouse, as the railheight between the newer Tillig and the old U-track is probally different.

I am off to Steamtown this weekend, as I will be passing close by to go pick up some parts for my old tractors. I will post pictures, and Zeke will be traveling with.
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Re: Hmmmm......

Postby BTTB Fan » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:18 pm

The track adapter for old/new Tillig track connections is readily available ( http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/product_i ... cts_id/513 ), so I don't think it's going to me much of a problem to combine the modules using different track. AngrySailor, I will put a sample in the package coming your way.

Sadly, I will definitely not be able to make it, but I will be happy provide some form of material support to the project, once it becomes clear what the project is going to look like. :)
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